News From Liverpool: Videos show how French gangs forced entry at Stade de France

Liverpool supporters witnessed first-hand local youths, who had somehow got past the first security checkpoint, then surged through the turnstiles and climbed over fences.

This is likely why French authorities then closed some gates to Liverpool supporters with tickets, and led to the chaos that ensued around the access points.

In one video online, BBC News journalist Nick Parrot explains:

I came across this issue repeatedly as I tried to access the stadium last night. Locals trying to force their way in leading to security closing the gates and keeping out legitimate fans with tickets. Police either didnt know how to deal with it or didnt want to.

I came across this issue repeatedly as I tried to access the stadium last night. Locals trying to force their way in leading to security closing the gates and keeping out legitimate fans with tickets. Police either didn’t know how to deal with it or didn’t want to #LFC #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/JZyexADoMa

Nick Parrott (@NickParrottTV) May 29, 2022

Loads of locals , not lfc fans just forced turnstiles multiple times. Loads of video of it pic.twitter.com/LxUt7gYPK5

martinbould (@bouldy73) May 28, 2022

A Spanish journalist told French outlet FSdescouche:

I attended many Champions League finals. What happens at the Stade de France, I had never seen that. There are groups of French people around the stadium who attack and steal the fans.

Les fameux supporters anglais qui veulent rentrer sans billets. #LIVRMA pic.twitter.com/3Bg4OaXk5s

clemZ74 ?? (@clemfr741) May 28, 2022

Those same locals were also the ones pickpocketing fans, stealing legitimate tickets and mobile phones.

And likely the same local gangs who were under the tunnels and in dark, narrow roads from the stadium to the Metro after the match when they attacked and mugged supporters, with absolutely no police intervention.

The French police are charging fans and locals outside the Stade de France. #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/stQkzX0l4G

Jam Williams-Thomas (@JamAntonioTV) May 28, 2022

French politician Samuel Lafont tweeted another video, clearly showing local gangs surging the security check point, saying: The Macron government is lying to you.

Des supporters britanniques ? Le gouvernement Macron vous ment.#ChampionsLeagueFinal #LIVRMA #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/Kqeh7GrXgf

Samuel Lafont (@Samuel_Lafont) May 28, 2022

Other videos show, again, locals some in PSG attire jumping fences:

Chaos lextrieur du Stade de France, avant le dbut de la finale de la Ligue des Champions. Des spectateurs munis de billets privs dentre, des policiers qui aspergent des fans de spray au poivre images @TaoualitAmar pour Loopsider pic.twitter.com/UwCZBKxr6i

Loopsider (@Loopsidernews) May 28, 2022

All of this corroborates exactly with what Liverpool supporters witnessed firsthand.

In another video, fans are being pushed back by police when clearly being crushed, with fans saying: I cant move.

? C’est la panique au Stade de France ! Des centaines de personnes ont forc le passage pour s’introduire dans l’enceinte. Le dbut de la rencontre est retard de 15 minutes ? https://t.co/rK5B5TanJS pic.twitter.com/2JXJiUOLxh

RMC Sport (@RMCsport) May 28, 2022

In another show of the farcical and dangerous situation, Real Madrid supporters are shown going underneath turnstiles because their tickets dont work then security taking a selife with them.

French TV personality Cyril Hanouna tweeted:

Im even sorry for all the people who couldnt get in when they had their tickets. I really thought we werent going to make it. I was seriously afraid for lino. When the guard told me machine goes under the barrier doesnt work! Then selfie! madness

alors @GDarmanin tu vas aller discuter chez hanouna ? pic.twitter.com/DhzJ91CEsl

payday player (@payday_player) May 28, 2022

Another video shows fans with tickets at the turnstile being directly pepper-sprayed in the eyes:

Je crois quon sest tout dit pic.twitter.com/hsTSQXllOu

Sara Mena (@SaraMenai) May 29, 2022

Meanwhile, there are further videos of how supporters at the Liverpool fan park were tear-gassed immediately upon full time for absolutely no reason.

These are just a handful of the video evidence that show UEFA blaming late-arriving fans as they initially did, announcing as such on the stadium tannoy, and fake tickets, is completely and utterly not true.

Fans arrived early, fans were patient, fans were not remotely violent.

Police funnelled thousands of Liverpool supporters into a narrow corridor, then closed gates after local youths jumped the turnstiles, then tear-gassed the supporters with tickets who were locked outside of the perimeter.

They even tear-gassed some as they attempted to scan their tickets:

Damning footage pic.twitter.com/69mxeqw1ov

James Dart (@James_Dart) May 29, 2022

After the match, police again tear-gassed some supporters when leaving the stadium, and were nowhere to be seen as local youths attacked and mugged supporters on their way to the trains and Metro.

Liverpool FC have have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.

This is UEFA and the French police, dont expect too much.

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